about us

The inspiration behind the Q Street Fine Art is Barbara Bennett, her lifelong artistic appreciation and enthusiasm for art. While traveling worldwide as an international banker for 30 years, she was always drawn to the unique art of each visited country, and also studied art history in Europe under the guidance of Juan Antonio Gaya Nuno, a renowned art critic, art historian and author.

Based in New York City in the late 1980's and  1990's, Barbara attended auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's and took courses at Christie's studying under Edward Sullivan, contemporary Latin Art Scholar and historian. "For me art has always been better lived alongside passion without concern for exclusively making money off of it, but rather for the enjoyment of its beauty and message", she elaborates.

"It was in 2006 when I first saw the art Rafael Gallardo whose works were featured at the Venezuelan Embassy and at private viewings", she says about the current show at Q Street Fine Art.  "I was so impressed with Gallardo's amazing and varied artistic expression that I began to showcase his studio at Q Street and open the location to the public, especially during the Dupont Circle Art Walks on First Fridays.   It was time to feature Rafael Gallardo again on May 3, 2011 which marked the opening of Q Street Fine Art".